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Oral history interview with Jack Tworkov, 1962 August 17

Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 17 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Duration is 32 min.

Summary: An interview of Jack Tworkov conducted 1962 August 17, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Tworkov speaks of the influence upon him of Karl Knaths and Ross Moffett; his early rebellion from the influence of French Impressionism; his friendships with Knaths and with Lee Gatch; his association with the Federal Art Project's easel painting project; experimenting with still life painting; and his affiliation with the Eight Street Club. He recalls Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) was a painter in New York, N.Y.


This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jack Tworkov, 1962 August 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.